This is a terrific hard cover book as it is two in one! One side is Babar The King by Jean De Brunhoff, Copyright 1935 by Random House,Inc., printed in USA. Turn it upside down and it becomes Grimm's Fairy Tales retold by Rose Dobbs, illustrated by Elliott Espenscheid, Copyright 1955 by Random House. The outside of the book shows wear but the inside is tight, clean and full to the brim with color illustrations, songs, lovely animal tales. It's a "Read Me A Story Program" book that will delight all. What child doesn't love Babar the elephant.